Veneto

Description

Description

Situated in the north-east of Italy, Veneto is known worldwide for Venice, the historical capital of the “Serenissima” Republic that dominated trade in the Mediterranean for many centuries. Visitors to Veneto are spoiled by choice: Venice and other heritage cities, the beautiful and ancient Venetian Villas and the small towns and villages, the sea and the Dolomites, Lake Garda, the hills where Andrea Palladio lived and the plains with their many traditions and culinary specialties.

Amongst all the Italian regions, all of which are beautiful and unique, Veneto is one of the most important vine and wine producing areas. In fact, vines have always embellished the Venetian territory: they were the focal point of the life and work of thousands of vine growers, experts of wines and their properties, entrepreneur farmers who set quality as their mission. The Region’s five wine producing provinces (Venice, Padua, Verona, Vicenza and Treviso) make many varieties of high-quality wine: 25 of these have been certified as D.O.C. and 11 as D.O.C.G wines, which account for 20 percent of all Italian D.O.C. wines.

From dawn till dusk, the careful hands and eyes of thousands of vinification technicians, experts, connoisseurs and representatives of the Venetian Institutions nurture this treasure to ensure that the region’s 80 thousand hectares of vineyards will engender exceptionally tasty grapes. The result of this effort is clear in the 8.5 million hectolitres of wine produced each year.

The real reason for the success of the Veneto’s wines is the passion that is put into each step of its production: from selecting the varietals to the harvest, from ripening to fermentation, ageing and refining methods, right up to bottling and pairing to the typical dishes of the land. Nothing is ever left to chance.

From Prosecco to Amarone, from Soave to Breganze, from Lison to the most recent D.O.C.G. “Colli Euganei”, it is easy to identify and fall in love with Venetian wines. The reason is simple: the wines of the Veneto are a mirror and a blend of all the cultures of the Mediterranean, the cradle of great civilisations and a melting pot of many peoples. All their customs and traditions merged over the centuries to create a unique identity. The wine of the Veneto is a taste of innovation and history.

The region, which extends from the eastern Alps to the Adriatic coast, is dotted with rolling foothills that are ideally suited to viticulture. It is in the area along Lake Garda that lies the Valpolicella (“valley of many cellars” in English) DOC. Its reds, among the most well-known of the Bel Paese, are mainly produced with Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara, a series of typically Venetian native grape varieties.

King of Italian reds, on par with Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino, Amarone della Valpolicella may be the pride of the region. One of a kind, this rich and powerful wine is vinified from partially dried grapes using the traditional appassimento method, which is also used to produce Recioto della Valpolicella, one of the appellation’s sweeter wines. Often referred to as “baby Amarone”, the Ripasso is traditionally made from must refermented on Amarone lees. However, producers are increasingly choosing to add partially dried grapes in their compositions to achieve a fresher and less bitter taste, with less prominent tannins.

To love the wine of Veneto means to love its people, Italy, its land, its heritage and its landscape. Come and discover the Veneto’s wine and find out why it is appreciated by thousands of experts worldwide.

 

Wines

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Corvina
  • Friulano
  • Garganega
  • Glera
  • Merlot
  • Molinara
  • Moscato
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Rondinella
  • Trebbiano

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
  • Bardolino Superiore DOCG
  • Bianco di Custoza DOC
  • Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio DOCG
  • Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Lison DOCG
  • Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG
  • Soave Superiore DOCG
  • Valpolicella DOC
  • Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC
  • Venezia DOC
  • Vicenza DOC

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Discovery ride

Wine Tasting

Cellar visit

Activities and events

Events

The photographs of Pino Ninfa at the Fondazione Benetton in Treviso

via Cornarotta 7-9, Treviso, 31100

"From food to energy. A trip to the Amazon "is a new photo project by Pino Ninfa, on display at the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche of Treviso, from December 5, 2015 to January 10, 2016.

Description

Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2016

Verona

Carmen - by Georges Bizet
Under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli

  • June 24 - July 1, 6, 9, 13, 16, 29 ; August 5, 11, 17, 20, 23, 27

Aida - by Giuseppe Verdi
Under the direction of Gianfranco de Bosio

  • June 25, 30 - July 3, 7, 14, 17, 24, 28, 31 ; August 7, 9, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28

La Traviata - by Giuseppe Verdi
Under the direction of Hugo de Ana

  • July 2, 5, 8, 12, 15, 22, 26, 30

Turandot - by Giacomo Puccini
Under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli

  • July 23, 27 - August 12, 19, 25

Il Trovatore - by Giuseppe Verdi
Under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli

  • August 6, 10, 13, 26

Christkindlesmarkt

Verona

20/11 to 27/12

The traditional Christmas market of Nuremburg shines in the medieval heart of Verona

El Greco in Italy

Treviso

23/10/2015 to 10/04/2016

The metamorphosis of a genius at the Casa dei Carraresi in Treviso

Antonio Canova. Art violated during the Great War

Possagno

25/07/2015 to 28/02/2016

An exhibition in Possagno displaying shots of Canova?s violated masterpieces

Activities around

Situated in the north-east of Italy, Veneto is known worldwide for Venice, the historical capital of the “Serenissima” Republic that dominated trade in the Mediterranean for many centuries. Visitors to Veneto are spoiled by choice: Venice and other heritage cities, the beautiful and ancient Venetian Villas and the small towns and villages, the sea and the Dolomites, Lake Garda, the hills where Andrea Palladio lived and the plains with their many traditions and culinary specialties.

Amongst all the Italian regions, all of which are beautiful and unique, Veneto is one of the most important vine and wine producing areas. In fact, vines have always embellished the Venetian territory: they were the focal point of the life and work of thousands of vine growers, experts of wines and their properties, entrepreneur farmers who set quality as their mission. The Region’s five wine producing provinces (Venice, Padua, Verona, Vicenza and Treviso) make many varieties of high-quality wine: 25 of these have been certified as D.O.C. and 11 as D.O.C.G wines, which account for 20 percent of all Italian D.O.C. wines.

From dawn till dusk, the careful hands and eyes of thousands of vinification technicians, experts, connoisseurs and representatives of the Venetian Institutions nurture this treasure to ensure that the region’s 80 thousand hectares of vineyards will engender exceptionally tasty grapes. The result of this effort is clear in the 8.5 million hectolitres of wine produced each year.

The real reason for the success of the Veneto’s wines is the passion that is put into each step of its production: from selecting the varietals to the harvest, from ripening to fermentation, ageing and refining methods, right up to bottling and pairing to the typical dishes of the land. Nothing is ever left to chance.

From Prosecco to Amarone, from Soave to Breganze, from Lison to the most recent D.O.C.G. “Colli Euganei”, it is easy to identify and fall in love with Venetian wines. The reason is simple: the wines of the Veneto are a mirror and a blend of all the cultures of the Mediterranean, the cradle of great civilisations and a melting pot of many peoples. All their customs and traditions merged over the centuries to create a unique identity. The wine of the Veneto is a taste of innovation and history.

The region, which extends from the eastern Alps to the Adriatic coast, is dotted with rolling foothills that are ideally suited to viticulture. It is in the area along Lake Garda that lies the Valpolicella (“valley of many cellars” in English) DOC. Its reds, among the most well-known of the Bel Paese, are mainly produced with Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara, a series of typically Venetian native grape varieties.

King of Italian reds, on par with Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino, Amarone della Valpolicella may be the pride of the region. One of a kind, this rich and powerful wine is vinified from partially dried grapes using the traditional appassimento method, which is also used to produce Recioto della Valpolicella, one of the appellation’s sweeter wines. Often referred to as “baby Amarone”, the Ripasso is traditionally made from must refermented on Amarone lees. However, producers are increasingly choosing to add partially dried grapes in their compositions to achieve a fresher and less bitter taste, with less prominent tannins.

To love the wine of Veneto means to love its people, Italy, its land, its heritage and its landscape. Come and discover the Veneto’s wine and find out why it is appreciated by thousands of experts worldwide.

 

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Corvina
  • Friulano
  • Garganega
  • Glera
  • Merlot
  • Molinara
  • Moscato
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Rondinella
  • Trebbiano

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
  • Bardolino Superiore DOCG
  • Bianco di Custoza DOC
  • Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio DOCG
  • Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Lison DOCG
  • Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG
  • Soave Superiore DOCG
  • Valpolicella DOC
  • Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC
  • Venezia DOC
  • Vicenza DOC

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Discovery ride

Wine Tasting

Cellar visit

Events

The photographs of Pino Ninfa at the Fondazione Benetton in Treviso

via Cornarotta 7-9, Treviso, 31100

"From food to energy. A trip to the Amazon "is a new photo project by Pino Ninfa, on display at the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche of Treviso, from December 5, 2015 to January 10, 2016.

Description

Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2016

Verona

Carmen - by Georges Bizet
Under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli

  • June 24 - July 1, 6, 9, 13, 16, 29 ; August 5, 11, 17, 20, 23, 27

Aida - by Giuseppe Verdi
Under the direction of Gianfranco de Bosio

  • June 25, 30 - July 3, 7, 14, 17, 24, 28, 31 ; August 7, 9, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28

La Traviata - by Giuseppe Verdi
Under the direction of Hugo de Ana

  • July 2, 5, 8, 12, 15, 22, 26, 30

Turandot - by Giacomo Puccini
Under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli

  • July 23, 27 - August 12, 19, 25

Il Trovatore - by Giuseppe Verdi
Under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli

  • August 6, 10, 13, 26

Christkindlesmarkt

Verona

20/11 to 27/12

The traditional Christmas market of Nuremburg shines in the medieval heart of Verona

El Greco in Italy

Treviso

23/10/2015 to 10/04/2016

The metamorphosis of a genius at the Casa dei Carraresi in Treviso

Antonio Canova. Art violated during the Great War

Possagno

25/07/2015 to 28/02/2016

An exhibition in Possagno displaying shots of Canova?s violated masterpieces

Activities around

Vineyards